Senior Data Scientist (BE/NL)

As a Senior Data Scientist at Crunch Analytics, your role is to take the lead on data-centric projects and help steer a team in the right direction. As part of sub-teams with data scientists & data engineers, you will work on the forefront of advanced analytics, using big data & a variety of AI-techniques. Be it in Retail & E-commerce or Food & Agribusiness, Ghent or Rotterdam, you'll be able to work with clients eager to embrace the opportunities of these new technologies to ensure their long-term relevance.

Key responsibilities & requirements

Key responsibilities

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will take the lead on data-centric projects in various industries, such as retail, e-commerce, food & agribusiness.

Your excellent programming skills, data science knowledge, and business acumen allow you to identify opportunities for a client, define the scope and execution strategy of a project and steer a team, moving along the journey.

You complement such technical & business skills with the ability to communicate your findings in a way that is easy to understand for clients. You will act as a tutor in your domain of expertise and be responsible for mentoring junior profiles.

Essential requirements

  • A track record of multiple advanced analytics and AI projects in various industries within a business context
  • Excellent Software Engineering skills:
    • Advanced programming in Python (Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn, Keras, Seaborn, Spacy,... )
    • Building complex data pipelines and using distributed computing
    • Deploying machine learning solutions on the cloud
    • Working in a Unix environment
    • Using other tools and frameworks such as GIT, Airflow, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, ...
  • Expert in every aspect of Data Science:
    • Understanding and using supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques
    • Wrangling all types of data sources in any shape or form
    • Finding meaningful and actionable business insights with exploratory data analysis and using statistical methods
    • Understanding and being able to translate business problems into data science problems and vice versa
    • Translating your expertise and findings to a variety of different business stakeholders
    • Knowing when not to use “traditional” data science, but revert to other techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills. This includes written, oral and non-verbal communication.
  • A team player and mentor for more junior team members.
  • Willingness to tutor others about Data Science and your area of expertise
  • Able to collaborate with and mentor Junior Data Scientists, and give (non-)technical advice and direction.
  • Experience in project and account management
  • Capable of defining the scope and execution strategy for new projects

Nice to haves

  • Knowledge of other languages (speaking or programming)
  • Experience working with a variety of databases and architectures
  • Experience with lean/agile software development
  • Experience with the Google Cloud platform is a definitive plus

Your Profile

  • You have 3+ years of experience working as a Data Scientist;
  • You have a BS or MS in Computer Science, Business or Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Economics, AI, Data or Marketing Analysis, Maths, or Statistics;
  • You are eager to learn new things and thrive in a fast-growth environment;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English and are a good communicator

Our offer

We offer a vibrant working atmosphere with a true scale-up mentality at our offices in Ghent and/or Rotterdam (to be decided with the candidate). More than anything you will be given the opportunity to take the initiative to set this company on the map, as well as the opportunity to keep learning and growing over time. Since you operate in a startup environment you are unafraid of taking initiative and ownership of projects, but you can of course count on the full support and teaching of our other team members.

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